Back to the Start is a great return from a band that has remained largely inactive since the release of their debut album way back in 1984. That album was of course the cult AOR classic Shaft of Light, which still fails to get it’s due recognition. Not from me though as it is one of my favorites of the genre and would easily sit proudly amongst my top twenty AOR albums of all time.
I respect her operatic vocals which gave Nightwish a unique sound and separate them from the countless symphonic metal bands in the genre. I wasn’t too hot after I heard heard “My Winter Storm” is was average at best and too many mixed songs to give a strong rating
A very special summer season, not only due to the tropical heat, is slowly coming to an end: Festivals have been rocked so hard that we would’ve been sweating even if mercury hadn’t been on a permanent high.